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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Dell factory outlet. You can get a win8 machine and install win7 on it. Dell have (had) the same machines with 7 & 8 on, the one I wanted was 8 so just wiped it and started again – downloaded all the drivers from the dell help/download centre. Only slow bit was trying to back up win8 incase I wanted to use it again (licensed) then saw they were giving it away so formatted the drive.

    cranberry
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    Lenovo are fine, they make their own brand stuff and also the Thinkpad brand.

    That said, the linked offer is only an i3 processor – it’s not going to set the world on fire performance-wise.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    ACER here. Avoided touch screen as that seemed to be asking for off spring smear trouble…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    That said, the linked offer is only an i3 processor – it’s not going to set the world on fire performance-wise.

    It won’t but will cope fine with the OP’s requirements. (running heaps more demanding stuff on i3’s here)

    Aus
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    Hi, after the above and value for money key. Lots of W8 options but really want W7 and not savvy enough to mess with OS. Primarily for home office running Google, email, MS Office and that’s about it! So any good recos please

    Saw this but no idea of Lenovo
    http://www.dabs.com/products/lenovo-thinkcentre-m72z-all-in-one-core-i3-3220-4gb-500gb-dvd–rw-win-7-pro-win-8-pro-20–widescreen-8HB2.html?refs=55400000&src=3

    Thanks

    cranberry
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    True Mike, it was more that it seemed relatively expensive at first glance compared to laptops, where you’d expect an i5 for that sort of cash.

    Actually, OP, is there any reason for not getting a laptop ?

    Aus
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    Hi … thinking desktop as possibly comfier to spend a good few hours at the screen and no need for portability.

    Assumed touchscreen worth affording as not necess required and prob adds to the cost.

    i3 OK for predominately MS Offce requirements or will it be horribly out of date in 2years?!

    Thanks for the comments so far, and will look at Dell factory. This to replace a v old Dell that’s done marvellously over the last 10 years!

    Aus
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    This OK? Assuming I don’t need any other bits and pieces of hardware to go with it?

    Thanks

    http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdfh1&l=en&s=dfh&brandid=1&fid=1397

    cranberry
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    50% more memory and 100% more hard drive capacity are good things in that Dell, as is the Blu Ray reader. It also has a larger and ( more importantly ) I think full HD resolution.

    Hopefully someone with a Degree in Intel Processor families will be able to compare the i5 in the Dell ( is it 2nd Gen ??) with the 3rd Gen i3 in the Lenovo, but for a small amount more cash ( assuming that the Dabs price includes VAT ) the Dell looks good.

    Aus
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    thanks all – so the Dell looks reasonably good option

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